Denman, Puchalsky compete for CR at-large seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots by — July 21 for this year’s school board election. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee affidavit […]

Rep. Quinn Johnson retiring

DOVER — Rep. Quinn Johnson, a Middletown Democrat who co-chairs the influential budget-writing panel, announced Monday he will not seek another term in the legislature. Expressing a desire to spend more time with family, Rep. Johnson told colleagues his seat will be open this fall. “It’s time for me to say thank you. I will […]

State Sen. Bonini running for governor again

DOVER — Backed by “significant financial support,” state Sen. Colin Bonini is running for governor. Sen. Bonini, a Dover Republican who lost to Democratic Gov. John Carney in 2016, announced Friday he plans to seek the governor’s office again. Echoing many of the same themes from 2016, he said the state has been going nowhere […]

Rescheduled Georgetown municipal election, referendum set

GEORGETOWN — Aug. 15 is the rescheduled date for Georgetown’s 2020 municipal election that features one contested race with two seats unopposed. Originally slated for May 9, that election was canceled with Gov. John Carney’s state of emergency and the potential public health threat due to the coronavirus pandemic. Penuel Barrett and incumbent Bob Holston […]

Gum retains Millsboro at-large council seat

MILLSBORO — Larry Gum, who has served several terms on Millsboro town council and several years as mayor, retained his council seat, outpolling challenger Denise Blake Saturday for the at-large seat in the town’s 2020 municipal election. In the six-hour election, Mr. Gum garnered 77 votes to top the spirited campaign by Ms. Blake, who […]

Milford elects 3 council members

MILFORD — Mike Boyle, Andrew Fulton and Brian Baer were elected as city council members on Saturday in tight races. In the First Ward, Mr. Boyle bested Michael D. Spillane by a vote of 173-162. Mr. Fulton took the Second Ward seat by a 119-110 margin over Joseph Willey. Mr. Baer received 57 votes in […]

Milford to take third try at council elections on Saturday

MILFORD — Voting for three seats on Milford City Council will take place in the city’s annual Municipal Election from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Public Works Facility at 180 Vickers Drive off Airport Road. This will be the city of Milford’s third attempt at holding its annual election, after previous […]

Contested mayoral, commission races highlight 2020 Rehoboth Beach election

REHOBOTH BEACH — The city of Rehoboth Beach’s municipal election Aug. 8 will feature three candidates for mayor and four others vying for two seats on the city’s seven-member Board of Commissioners. At the close of the filing deadline Monday, current Commissioner Edward Chrzanowski and Stan Mills are challenging incumbent Paul Kuhns for mayor. Meanwhile, […]

Blake, Gum competing for Millsboro Town Council seat

MILLSBORO — Three Millsboro Town Council terms expire this year and one rests in voter hands Saturday – the town’s first contested election since 2015. Challenger Denise Blake and incumbent Larry Gum are the candidates for the at-large council seat in the election, which will be conducted by in-person voting only. Current council members Ron […]

Genshaw, Henderson, Santos capture Seaford city election

SEAFORD — Two incumbents — Mayor David Genshaw and councilman Dan Henderson — and challenger Jose Santos emerged victorious Saturday in the city of Seaford’s 2020 municipal election punctuated by majority absentee voting. Mayor Genshaw turned back the mayoral challenge of current city councilman James King by a 317 to 270 vote margin. “We had […]